Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen reveals the secrets of dressing for cross-country.
Whatever your training intensity. Wherever you choose to do your cross-country skiing. Ventilation and insulation are essential for adjusting body temperature and humidity in cool air.
Here is Jacobsen’s advice on what to wear to increase your performance.
HOW TO DRESS FOR HARD TRAINING SESSIONS IN COLD WINTER WEATHER:
I usually wear a race suit and headband or a beanie when I’m doing hard workouts. It gives me the same feeling as when I’m competing. If the temperature dips below minus 5 degrees, I add technical base layer underwear, such as the ‘compete super’. Depending on the temperature and the intensity I may skip the base layer pants.
For warm ups and cool down, I always bring some outerwear with windproofing in the front. I choose thickness depending on the temperature. The ‘Spectrum’ is one of my favorites. A neck covering buff can always come in handy.